May 7, 2020

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz- Children’s classic #20MinuteThursdays

By browzly
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz- First edition cover published in 1900

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a popular and much celebrated American children’s classic published in 1900 by the George M Hill Company. Written by Lyman Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W Denslow, the Library of Congress, declared it ‘America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale’. The book had sold 3 million copies by the time it entered public domain in 1956. Well, that’s all what you will find on running a search about this story but personally as I read it, I think this story great because it celebrates differences in people and makes you think that it is our differences that make us stronger as a team, isn’t that something to pause on to think about and thank that we are all not of the same color, size, ability and thought and celebrate this diversity as a fortunate random event of evolution rather than banish and discriminate each other because of it. You can listen to the Chapters 1 to 11 here or mute them and read along. Join us again next week for more. Recommended for children aged 6 and above.

Key Vocabulary- Below each video is a list of key vocabulary words used in the chapters read- do look them up if any of the words are new to you story.

Part 1- Chapters 1&2

Key Vocabulary: Cyclone, Whirlwind, Luscious, Plumage, Brook, Sorceress, Emeralds

Part 2 Chapters 3 & 4

Key Vocabulary: Earnestly, Reproachfully, Anxious

Part 3 Chapters 5 & 6

Key Vocabulary: Inconvenient, Comrade, Dwells, Coward, Courage, Hinges

Part 4 Chapters 7&8

Key Vocabulary: Splendid, Rippling, Gulf, Swiftly, Deadly, Beckon and Scarlet.

Part 5 Chapters 9 & 10

Key Vocabulary: Indignantly, Exclaimed, Timidly, Brilliancy, Perplexity.

Part 6 Chapter 11

Key Vocabulary: Brocaded, Dominions, Gruffly, Cackling